Love it or hate it, the crocodile stitch is one of the hottest stitches of the past year. It’s a tricky one, but it’s got a distinctive look and texture. Now there are dozens of tutorials and a wide variety of patterns available that use this stitch to it’s best advantage! And it’s still going strong. Today I’ve got a highly recommended video tutorial, a great photo tutorial, and 10 free crocodile stitch crochet patterns!
Crocodile Stitch Crochet Video Tutorial:
This one comes recommended by a Moogly fan!
Crocodile Stitch Crochet Photo Tutorial:
One of the best photo tutorials I’ve seen for the crocodile stitch is at My Merry Messy Life - and she’s got a great pattern for it too, included below!
10 Free Crocodile Stitch Crochet Patterns
- Rio Crocodile Stitch Scarf by Michael Sellick (from The Crochet Crowd), on Fave Crafts: Using a yarn with long color changes gives this scarf it’s great look!
- Crocodile Stitch Bag by Shanti Ordoñez, a Ravelry download: Be sure to check out the gallery to see all the gorgeous photos of this pattern!
- Crocodile Stitch Owl Holder by Virginia McCreedyCraft Notes: This clever pattern can be a container or a stuffed animal – and looks good either way!
- Crocodile-Stitch Cowl by Carrissa KnoxPenelope Rae: This unique cowl features an easy on off button and oodles of fringe!
- Crocodile Scarf by Cult of Crochet: The ethical – and hilarious – alternative!
- Crocodile Stitch Baby Blanket by Bonita PatternsBernat Free Online: Crocodile stitch, a ruffled edge, and a gorgeous ribbon – perfection!
- Dragon Tail Hat by Jen Spears, a Ravelry download: Change up the colors and it’s a beautiful flower! Clever!
- The Targaryen Dragon Scale Bikini Top by Kt Baldassaro, on Seriously, Do It Yourself!: I suspect this is more for lounging by the pool than in it, but if I could I would love to rock this little crochet bikini top!
- Crochet Crocodile Clutch Purse by Sara McFall, on My Merry Messy Life: I do so love a good clutch, and crocheted handles mean you already have everything you need to make this great bag!
- The Crocodile Flower Afghan Square by Joyce Lewis, a Ravelry download: Absolutely lovely in multicolor or monotone – a great addition to any blanket!
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